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Traumatic Brain Injury
Occurrence and Mortality in New Hampshire
NH DPHS, Injury Surveillance Program
September 2012
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Emergency Department Discharges for TBI by NH County
Table 16a: Occurrence of ED Discharges for TBI by NH County and Year,
2001-2009
COUNTY
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009
Total
BELKNAP
336
378
443 462 535 574 531 485
558 4,302
CARROLL
275
256
348 357 337 399 323 368
427 3,090
CHESHIRE
280
280
319 333 371 442 513 672
800 4,010
COOS
256
245
271 260 308 270 330 334
420 2,694
GRAFTON
426
395
385 430 454 428 492 519
656 4,185
HILLSBOROUGH 2,168 2,170 2,203 2,470 2,862 3,207 3,465 3,261 4,102 25,908
MERRIMACK
755
808
868 888 1,004 1,049 1,132 1,109 1,311 8,924
ROCKINGHAM
1,289 1,312 1,522 1,589 1,747 1,830 2,125 2,124 2,641 16,179
STRAFFORD
493
484
489 491 653 679 783 904 1,012 5,988
SULLIVAN
236
228
208 241 220 224 294 296
394 2,341
Total 6,514 6,556 7,056 7,521 8,491 9,102 9,988 10,072 12,321 77,621
Table 16b: Standardized Rate of ED Discharges for TBI by NH County, 2001-2009
County
Count
Standardized
Rate
Lower
95%
CI
Upper
95%
CI
BELKNAP
4,302
859.3 833.1 885.5
CARROLL
3,090
843.1 812.2 874.1
CHESHIRE
4,010
590.5 571.8 609.2
COOS
2,694
983.1 944.7 1,021.6
GRAFTON
4,185
557.9 540.5 575.3
HILLSBOROUGH 25,908
752.6 743.4 761.8
MERRIMACK
8,924
710.1 695.3 725.0
ROCKINGHAM
16,179
660.4 650.1 670.7
STRAFFORD
5,988
560.5 546.0 574.9
SULLIVAN
2,341
658.9 631.7 686.0
The chart below shows that there are significant differences in the rate of TBI emergency
department discharges among most counties between 2001 and 2009. Belknap, Carroll,
and Coos counties have significantly higher rates that the other counties. Cheshire,
Grafton, and Strafford have significantly lower rates than the other counties.